Beverly Hills, California
Maybourne Beverly Hills
Decadent old-world glamour
What it is
An opulent resort with a Mediterranean feel, in the heart of 90210.
What it isn't
Frilly or feminine: The decor is elegant but on the masculine side.
What we think
Despite being one of the younger hotels on the block—it opened in 2008 as Montage Beverly Hills—the Spanish Revival–style Maybourne Beverly Hills evokes a grander time. A Mediterranean-style elegance prevails, from the hand-painted arched ceilings and fruitwood floors to the murals made from handcrafted Portuguese tiles. The 201 guestrooms and 55 suites are oversized with crown moldings and vintage art, and have plenty of decadent touches: shaving mirrors inset in the showers, electronic drapery controls so you don’t need to leave bed to enjoy the morning view. (Larger rooms have balconies overlooking Beverly Hills.) The vast, two-floor spa houses a mosaic-tiled atrium with mineral pools and a fireplace, and offers facial and skin treatments from Swiss beauty firm L.Raphael. The poolside Rooftop Grill serves farmer’s market-sourced plates and snacks all day. There's also a branch of Scarpetta, Scott Conant's New York Italian restaurant, afternoon tea and a "secret" whisky bar, £10, that specializes in Macallan single malts. Service throughout is excellent, from the top-hatted doormen to the pool boys offering Evian mistings and glasses of rosé.
You're here because
You plan to do some serious damage on Rodeo Drive—and want to be cosseted in an urban resort setting when you return.
Walking out to your balcony in the warm California air, you look out at sparkling hills and a darkening violet sky. Los Angeles spreads out in every direction. Your partner joins you with a glass of wine from the living room’s selection—the evening is off to a wonderful start.
In the heart of the Golden Triangle: It’s on the corner of North Canon Drive and Wilshire Boulevard. Rodeo Drive begins two blocks from the hotel's front doors; if you’re looking for lunch, stroll across Beverly Canon Gardens to Bouchon. LAX is around 40 minutes by car.
Restaraunts & Bars
Scarpetta - Modern Italian cuisine with seasonal ingredients
Paninoteca by Scarpetta - Made-to-order sandwiches, fresh salads, sides, and sweets
The Rooftop Grill - Poolside Californian cuisine
Parq Bar - Sushi, vegetarian plates, desserts, all-day menu
Afternoon Tea - Available 12- 4 pm Friday - Sunday
Paintbox Children's Program
Santa Monica Pier
Universal Studios Hollywood